Absolutely. Anybody can do yoga.
Absolutely. Anybody can do yoga.
This is something everyone has to answer for themselves. We encourage you to attend class as often as possible when getting started. One of the best things you can do for your overall health and well-being is to create positive, healthy habits. Practicing yoga on a regular basis will not only exponentially increase the benefits but it will help you get to know your body and it’s needs well enough to do what’s right for your unique situation and lifestyle. When you have successfully incorporated your yoga practice into your life your body will tell you when it wants to go to class. All you have to do is listen to it.
No. Drop-ins are always welcome.
Yes. We don’t have a way to do this automatically so you have to ask at the front desk when you are signing in. We will extend your expiration date for the same number of days that we had to close.
Yes, but with some limits. People leave so much stuff here that we have to purge occasionally. All leftover items are saved for 1-4 weeks, depending on perceived value.
Hot Yoga is suitable for ages 15 and up. These children do not need to be approved by anyone other than their parent or guardian. They may do the full series. Their parent or guardian does not need to be present in the class with them. In some cases, we allow children 11-14 practice the floor series but only after we get to know them and a parent or guardian. Each case will be evaluated individually. Children under the age of 17 must have a parent sign their liability waiver.
All Hatha Yoga is, in a sense, a form of meditation. Our approach is very basic with an initial emphasis on the body but our teaching recognizes the importance of the connection between mind and body. The benefits of yoga are as much in our mental capacity as in the physical. Increased concentration, a reduction of stress levels and an improved sense of well being are some of the many rewards you will discover through Hot Yoga.
Maybe. If and how much depends on your physical condition, your lifestyle and how much effort and commitment you put into it. Yoga is not a weight loss program in itself but many people find that a regular practice, as part of an overall healthy lifestyle, helps them achieve their ideal body weight.
Yes. Any activity that raises the heart rate or is intended to improve the efficiency of the cardiovascular system in the absorption and transportation of oxygen is aerobic. During a typical 90 minute Hot Yoga class your heart rate should reach it’s target exercise zone for at least 20-25 minutes, depending on your level of effort.
That’s hard to know with any certainty. The estimates range from 350 to 650 calories per class. It really depends on too many factors to make any kind of blanket prediction. I let somebody bring a body monitoring device into a class and it showed that he burned 748 calories — clearly he was working hard. The key is to think of calorie burning as simply one small benefit of practicing yoga. There are far more benefits than that.
Probably, but always check with your doctor. We have many students with spine conditions such as scoliosis, herniated disks, fused disks, degenerated disks and more.
Yes, but get permission from your doctor first.
Talk to your doctor! Heat is contraindicated for people with MS but there have been some who have found the practice to be helpful.
We offer a modified posture sequence for pregnant women which can be practiced along with our regular classes. Please contact us for detailed information.